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New to Haiku: Temporarily on Hiatus


Just a quick note to let you know that New to Haiku is temporarily on hiatus while I recover from a broken shoulder. Thanks for all of your support of this column and The Haiku Foundation. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our readers.

Haiku hugs—
Julie K.


Julie Bloss Kelsey is the current Secretary of The Haiku Foundation. She started writing haiku in 2009, after discovering science fiction haiku (scifaiku). She lives in Maryland with her husband and kids. Julie's first print poetry collection, Grasping the Fading Light: A Journey Through PTSD, won the 2021 Women’s International Haiku Contest from Sable Books. Her ebook of poetry, The Call of Wildflowers, is available for free online through Moth Orchid Press (formerly Title IX Press). Her most recent collection, After Curfew, is available from Cuttlefish Books. Connect with her on Instagram @julieblosskelsey.

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  1. Hi Julie,
    I too am fairly new to The Haiku Foundation but your post certainly caught my eye and made me wince! I broke my shoulder on Christmas Eve 12 years ago and it wasn’t fun! Once the break started knitting back however, and I could begin rehabilitation, things got much better. Sending wishes for a great physiotherapist and a speedy recovery. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, Julie, I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I am sending hopes for quick healing and some soul-satisfying relaxation. You will be missed, but your return will be magnificent.

  3. Julie, wishing you good health and a speedy recovery.
    I have only met this website recently, and have quite enjoyed the articles in New to Haiku, I am sure you will be missed.
    All the very best, for the healing time and your return.

  4. Feel better soon! To cheer you along, a haiku from yesterday…

    the path

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about your shoulder, Julie. I hope it heals quickly and that you feel better soon. ❤️

  6. Dear Julie, thank you for the wonderful education and haiku hugs! My best wishes for your speedy and complete healing. Pamela

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